Rudbeckia fulgida var. deamii
A.G.M awarded Black-eyed Susan boasts its magnificent golden-yellow cone flower for weeks throughout summer. The luscious foliage adds texture to the border. The blue-grey leaves are oblong and toothed with very prominent veins, these and the stems are very hairy.
The daisy-like flowers are large and striking, each flower head 7cm. The petals are of a royal golden-yellow, recurved and plentiful. The conical centres, are dark and velvety, making the golden yellow even more intense.
Blooming from late summer, and sometimes into the first days of winter, this very free-flowering perennial will enlighten the garden with blankets of golden-yellow flowers. Flowering so prolifically the foliage is hard to spot. After the flowers, the beautiful black cones will persist being caught by the breeze, adding movement to the border.
This hardy Rudbeckia is more drought tolerant than other species. Grow well in moderately fertile, preferably heavy but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.